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9 Template Ideas Using 3 Criteria for Standout Action/Adventure & Thriller Book Ads

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Using predesigned templates can save you a huge amount of time and energy in the marketing side of your author business. At Book Brush, we call these Instant Mockups, and I use them all the time. For this post I’m going to show you how I used 3 criteria; the book’s title, the cover imagery and colors in choosing templates for three vastly differing books. Using The Title I wouldn’t do much except add a retailer “stamp”. My takeaway: This image jumped out at me. It feels right for the title. It could be used for the imagery and the...

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How To Make A TikTok Style Book Trailer

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TikTok seems to be the rage right now and after reading Brianna Bennett’s post about it, I thought why not make a book trailer in TikTok fashion. That means 15 seconds. Why 15 seconds? Apparently TikTok has a commitment with their music provider for 15 seconds of free play time. (They do allow linked vids for 60 seconds and are considering 3 minutes.) So, we have 15 seconds to promote our book. This short and snappy taste of your book doesn’t have to post on TikTok, just be in the style and length of one. After all, people seem like...

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How to Use TikTok to Boost Your Book Sales

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As Christina Kaye puts it in her article about Instagram Stories, “It seems like, every time we turn around, folks are telling us we have to be on this social platform or using that social strategy. And it seems like every few months, each platform launches another new way to use it. How can an author keep track of ALL THE THINGS?” Being an independent author is a tricky business, especially when it seems like everyone and their mother is fighting to get a piece of the action! Social media has made us more connected than ever, and that is...

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13 Instagram Mockup Ideas for Authors of Fantasy & Sci-Fi Novels

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Do you use Instagram to promote you and your books? I do. And today I’m here to show you ways to use mockups for your Fantasy or Sci-Fi novels with a different twist and make this great social media platform work harder for you. Tip: I’ve been studying Instagram and recently found out that when the poster (you) adds a somewhat lengthy caption, the post actually gets more interaction in the comments than a short caption. We all want that. So, talk about your book and maybe why you chose this image. Book Brush gives you a super-easy way...

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What Book Covers Sell Best: A Review of Best-Selling Book Covers

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What makes a book cover sell? Analysis of bestselling covers Have you heard the saying, “Great brands sell emotions not products”? It’s up to debate how true this statement is, but good books sell stories and emotions. If a reader wants to feel scared, they choose horror; the rush of adrenaline — thriller; the sense of wonder and adventure — fantasy. And a book cover is essential at conveying both: the content of the book and its mood. The covers that do it with nuance, accuracy, and a sense of style have better success with a target...

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6 Tips For Using Video Backgrounds In Your Book Memes

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Images in general make us pause a moment and look. Moving images can capture our imagination as we stay focused on them a bit longer to see what is happening. Background videos, a very cool asset in Book Brush, instantly adds extra punch to any story you’re creating in your meme. And now in Book Brush, all paid plans, Plus, Gold and Platinum have unlimited downloads for images with video backgrounds in the Custom Creator! I have created 6 tips to help you think creatively about using video backgrounds in your memes. So, let’s get going. Tip...

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10 Terrific Tips for Your Author Blog

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Your author blog is one of the most important marketing tools in your arsenal. It allows you to connect with readers, establish credibility, and build trust in your author brand (which is you!). Posting frequently and consistently on your blog also helps you develop a writing routine. Keep reading for 10 terrific tips for your author blog. 1. Determine your why As an author, you have time to write only a certain number of words each day. Consider why you’re blogging and what your end goal is. Blogging can be a great way to connect to your...

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20 Amazing Mockup Templates For Your Historical Romance Book

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Mockups, meaning an image that is already composited into a scene with room for the object you want to add, are huge timesavers. At Book Brush, we call these various tools Instant Mockups and Community Templates. I thought it would be fun for you to see just how I selected what I did from over the 1163 (and growing) Instant Mockups in a wide variety of genres, tones and concepts. Today I’m going to show you Historical Romance and how you can go outside what you might think is a trope design for this genre. The basics of using an Instant...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Writing for an Anthology

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Have you ever had your work published as part of an anthology? Many writers strive to participate in anthologies because they’re a great way to connect with other authors in your genre and, even more importantly, find new readers. When authors participate in an anthology, they pool resources and share promotion duties, which means finding a wider audience. Having your work exposed to more readers can result in more sales. Interested in learning more but don’t know how to get started? Read on for my do’s and don’ts for anthologies! Finding An...

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7 Audiobook Cover Design Examples & Tips To Create Them

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Audiobooks are hot. There is no denying that. If you’re going to produce one you’ll need a cover. Book Brush makes that easy. There are several ways to approach this. You have the finished cover from your cover artist you’ll bring into Images You’ve created the cover in Book Brush and kept a copy in My Projects😊 You have all the elements from whomever/wherever you created it already brought in and saved in Images I’m here to offer some tips and suggestions using these three scenarios. Since we’re creating a cover, open Cover Creator....

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